August Passenger Arrival Data Released

In terms of passenger arrivals during August the story is as follows:

  • The number of passengers arriving by air was marginally lower than in August 2016, with a 0.5% reduction
  • This means that on a year-to-date basis the number of air passenger arrivals is 0.7% up on the equivalent period of last year
  • Routes seeing the strongest year-on-year growth during August were Southampton (+989) and Glasgow (+976) whereas routes with a reduction were predominantly those not operating this year, however there was also a decline of 992 passengers arriving from Liverpool
  • Looking at the first eight months of this year Gatwick has accounted for 40% of all passenger arrivals and has seen a 1% rise in passengers, but the biggest increases have been seen from Liverpool, Glasgow and Luton, whereas the steepest decline has been in arriving passengers from Guernsey (-5,226)
Passenger Arrivals August
  • The number of passengers arriving by sea during August was 5% up on August 2016, representing an increase of 3,072
  • This means that on a year-to-date basis the number of sea passenger arrivals is 4.3% higher than during the first eight months of last year
  • Routes seeing the strongest year-on-year growth during August were St Malo with 1,224 additional passengers and Poole (+742) – there was also 1,351 Cruise Ship passengers who came ashore in August compared with none a year earlier
  • Routes seeing a drop in passenger arrivals during August compared with twelve months before included Portsmouth (-558) and Granville (-386)
  • During the January to August period St Malo, Guernsey and Carteret have all witnessed strong growth in passenger arrivals, while the steepest decline has been in the number of Visiting Yachtsmen and Portsmouth
  • The combined picture for air and sea passenger arrivals during August was for an annual increase of 1.7%
  • Across the first eight months of this year the number of passenger arrivals is 1.9% (or 15,123) up on last year

Download the latest August data here